Whoa... You used the Zeus?
...Never saw that one coming.
Why not? I love the Zeus.
Besides, you're supposed to destroy a lot of turrets on capships, so a strike bomber is the natural option. And if someone in the BP team put the Zeus there, it is reasonable to assume the mission was tested on a Zeus.
You didn't trigger all of them
That's because I escorted you to the portal unscratched. But I can leave you without cover if you so wish.
Thanks for your comment on youtube. You did an excellent job with the Duke. But then again, all the voice actors did.
What I meant was flying that close to the Ravana to get the upper, smaller beams in a bomber, not what was coming before.
I tried to do that twice in an Aurora. The first time I was shredded in no time, the second I managed to limp away with less than 10% hull and the Basilisks finished me off.
With the range of the Trebs it isn't really necessary to go that close, so I rather stay my distance from the Ravana. Shield sector management will only get you so far when flak is exploding all around you...
Actually, that's true. Flak is deadly when you're flying a bomber. I never get that close to the Ravana in medium difficulty.
And you really should destroy the beam turret of the Raskael (or somesuch - the Cain). With the fully loaded Zeus you can easily spare the one Treb it takes.
I disagree. I have always ignored the Razakel, and I have yet to run into any trouble by doing so. My reasoning has always been, "It's a lame Cain-class cruiser against a next-generation corvette, so why bother?". So far, it has worked.
However, I have to admit I never played Forced Entry on Medium after
the update (the Director's Cut), so, if the mission was rebalanced, I'll have to try it again.
You might also want to try the 3.6.12 "black market" bonus pack. With the improved AI and gliding BP is even more fun
Gliding? No thanks. I'm flying only with a cluttered notebook keyboard. I'm not even using the mouse. So the controls are already quite uncomfortable to add more things to them.
I also flew a Zeus.
I knew I wasn't the only pilot doing Forced Entry on a Zeus.
Thanks for the feedback gentlemen.